Author Archives: Ricky Baldwin

Strike yields travel advisories at downtown Chicago hotel

 ’      any time soon, you may run across warnings about too-good-to-be-true rates at one hotel on Michigan Avenue overlooking Grant Park. Accommodations at the 580-room hotel are renting at winter prices – $99 a … Continue reading

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George Bush’s Father Trained the Man Who Killed My Father: An Interview with Jeremy Glick of September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Jeremy Glick, whose father was killed in the World Trade Center, has traveled around the U.S. speaking about peace as it relates to 9/11 and Iraq on behalf of “September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows,” a group of family members … Continue reading

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Hold the Pepperoni

Striking meatpackers at Tyson Foods have called for a national boycott of Tyson-made pizza toppings – particularly at Tyson’s biggest pepperoni customers, Pizza Hut and KRAFT FOODS, makers of DiGiorno. Tyson, best known for its chicken processing, is muscling into … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Conquers Longshoremen

The mainstream media have buried the biggest labor story in decades, far bigger than the Reagan Administration’s decision to fire the air traffic controllers. The Bush Administration has used the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act, not to break a strike, but to … Continue reading

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